Product specifications

Product name

HP LaserJet MFP M438nda



Single and multifunction printers


Sub brand



Country of origin

Made in India



Print, Copy, Scan


Orderable supplies

HP Original 335A LaserJet Toner Cartridge (W1335A), HP Original 335X High-Yield Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge (W1335X), HP 57A Original LaserJet Imaging Drum (CF257A)


Number of print cartridges

2 (black)


Print speed black (ISO, A4)

Normal: Up to 22 ppm


First page out (ready)

Black: As fast as 8.3 sec


Duty cycle (monthly, A4)

Up to 50,000 pages per month [4] Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.


Recommended monthly page volume

2000 to 5000 [5] HP recommends that the number of pages per month of imaged output be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.


Print technology



Print quality black (best)

Black: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi Color:


Print languages




4-line LCD


Processor speed

600 MHz


Automatic paper sensor



Wireless capability



Connectivity, standard

Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device, Ethernet 10/100 Base TX


Minimum system requirements

CD-ROM or DVD drive, or Internet connection; dedicated USB or network connection or Wireless connection; 200 MB available hard disk space; (For OS hardware requirements see for Windows, Pentium IV 2.4GHz (Intel Core™2) / RAM 512 MB (1 GB) / Free HDD space 1 GB (2 GB) for Linux


Compatible operating systems

Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bit), Windows 10 (32/64 bit), Windows 2012 Server, Windows 2016 Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux : 5, 6, 7, Fedora : 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, openSUSE : 112, 11.4, 12.1, 121.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2, 42.1, Ubuntu : 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop : 10, 11, 12, Debian : 6, 7, 8, 9, Linux Mint : 15, 16, 17, 18 [7] Windows 7 or higher


Media sizes supported

A3; A4; A5; A6; B4 (JIS); B5 (JIS); 8K; 16K; Oficio 216x340mm


Media sizes, custom

Tray 1: 98 x 148 to 297 x 432 mm; Tray 2: 148 x 210 to 297 x 354 mm


Paper handling input, standard

Tray 1: 100 sheet, Tray 2: 250 sheet


Paper handling output, standard

Up to 250 Sheets


Paper handling output, optional



Maximum output capacity (sheets)

Up to 250 Sheets


Media types

Plain, Mid-weight, Light, HP LaserJet, Colored, Preprinted, Recycled, Intermediate, Letterhead, Prepunched


Media weight, supported

Tray 1: 60 to 163 g/m²; Tray 2: 60 to 110 g/m²


Scan file format



Scan resolution, optical

Up to 600 dpi


Scan speed (normal, A4)

Up to 33 ipm(b&w); Up to 33 ipm(color)


Duplex ADF scanning



Copy speed (normal)

Black: Up to 22 cpm Color:


Copy resolution (black text)

Up to 600 x 600 dpi


Copy reduce / enlarge settings

25 to 400%


Copies, maximum

Up to 999 copies



AC 220 – 240V: 50/60Hz, Normal Operation 550W, Ready 80W, Max/Peak 1.1 kWh, Sleep/Power Off 1W/0.2W, TEC 0.310 kWh/Week (22PPM: 0.310 kWh/Week 23PPM: 0.330 kWh/Week 24PPM: 0.350 kWh/Week 25ppm: 0.370 kWh/Week)


Power consumption

550 watts (Active Printing), 80 watts (Ready) 0.7 watts (Sleep), 0.2 watts (Off) [2]


Sustainable impact specifications

Mercury free


Operating temperature range

10 to 30°C


Recommended operating humidity range

20 to 80% RH


Acoustic power emissions (ready)



Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (active, printing)

51 dB(A)


Quantity per pallet



Count of layers in pallet



What’s in the box

Power cord; Toner Cartridge; User Guide Ships with One HP Original Black LaserJet Introductory Toner cartridge (yield ~4,000 pages), One HP Original Imaging Drum ( yield ~80,000 pages). Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 in continuous printing. Actual yields vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For more information visit:


Cable included

(AP) No, please purchase USB cable separately; (EMEA) 1 USB cable for PC to Printer connection


Software included

Common Installer, V3 Print Driver with Lite SM, TWAIN/WIA Driver, HP MFP Scan, HP Scan to PC Lite


Manufacturer Warranty

One-year, on-site limited warranty